It was raining and he didn’t think anyone would show up at Mason Temple. Before he was assassinated at age 39, Martin Luther King Jr. led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, organized the 1963 March on Washington, ... April 3, 1968. On April 3, 1968, the Rev. MLK's Last Speech "I've seen the Promised Land," Martin Luther King Jr. said in a speech in Memphis on April 3, 1968. The following speech, a sermon Dr. Martin Luther King gave at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, was the last public appearance before his assassination the next day. Dr. Martin Luther King addresses some 2,000 people on the eve of his death—April 3, 1968—giving the speech "I've been to the mountaintop." The following speech, a sermon Dr. Martin Luther King gave at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, was the last public appearance before his assassination the next day. "I've Been to the Mountaintop" is the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. King spoke on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. Here is that full speech from April 3, 1968. Plus, he was tired and restless. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social Views. Topic: Albany Movement. The speech primarily concerns the Memphis Sanitation Strike.King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts, and nonviolent protest, while challenging the United States to live up to its ideals. The only question I heard from her was, "Are you Martin Luther King?" Martin Luther King Jr. was not scheduled to speak at Mason Temple in Memphis. Fifty years later, his words are still a clarion call for justice and equality. In town to help galvanize striking sanitation workers, Dr. … Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t want to speak on April 3, 1968 in Memphis. King spoke on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee.On the following day, King was assassinated. The speech primarily concerns the Memphis Sanitation Strike. In his final speech… King - April 3, 1968 - Sick White Brothers The end of the last speech ever given by Martin Luther King And then I got to Memphis. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last speech before his assassination 50 years ago this week will be read out aloud in Boston. Labor Movement. Speech. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Threats/attacks against ... sitting there autographing books, a demented black woman came up. He was assassinated the following day. King's last speech was delivered on April 3, 1968, the eve of his assassination, and "I've Been to the Mountaintop" is considered to be one of the reverend's most inspirational. Bettmann/Getty Images By Lily Rothman Birmingham, 1963. April 3, 1968. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what no one knew would be his last speech. King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts, and nonviolent protest, while challenging the United States to live up to its ideals. On the following day, King was assassinated.